2021 Donizetti Opera Festival

Festival 2021

The seventh edition of Donizetti Opera, the international festival dedicated to the composer from Bergamo, organized by Fondazione Teatro Donizetti headed by Giorgio Berta with Massimo Boffelli as general director, Francesco Micheli as artistic director and Riccardo Frizza as music director, will take place in Bergamo “City of Gaetano Donizetti” from 18th November to 5th December 2021


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C’erano una volta due bergamaschi…

18 November 2021 - H 20:00
Operashow by Bottega Donizetti curated by Alex Esposito playwriting by Alberto Mattioli  music by Gaetano Donizetti, Jacques Offenbach, Gioachino Rossini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Arrigo Boito, Hector...

L’elisir d’amore

Comic opera in two acts by Felice Romani Music by Gaetano Donizetti First execution: Milano, Teatro alla Canobbiana, 12th May 1832 Critic edition by Alberto Zedda © Casa Ricordi, Milano PLOT ACT I The action is set in an undefined time and in a place in the “Basque Country” that is very reminiscent of the Po Valley countryside. Nemorino is hopelessly in love with Adina, the beautiful, well-educated, and whimsical mistress of the farmhouse. Adina is also wooed by Sergeant...

Medea in Corinto

Tragic opera by Felice Romani Music by Giovanni Simone Mayr First execution: Napoli, Real Teatro San Carlo, 28th November 1813 Critic edition of the Bergamo version (1821) by Paolo Rossini © Casa Ricordi, BerlinoPLOT ACT I In Corinth people are waiting for Jason, now a hero, to return. He is betrothed to Creusa, daughter of King Creon and already engaged to Aegeus, Prince of Athens. But something overshadows this woman's happiness: Jason's previous relationship with the sorceress Medea,...

La fille du régiment

Opéra comique in two acts by Jean-François-Alfred Bayard and Jules-Henry Vernoy de Saint-Georges Music by Gaetano Donizetti First execution: Parigi, Opéra-Comique, 11th February 1840 Critic edition by Claudio Toscani © Casa Ricordi, Milano, in collaboration with Comune di Bergamo and Fondazione Teatro Donizetti PLOT ACT I A Napoleonic battle rages in the mountains of Tyrol. The peasants are begging for help from the Virgin Mary, while the Marquise of Berkenfield and her butler...

Dies Natalis

Matteo Salvi Messa a voci sole con accompagnamento di organo Maestro di Cappella Cristian Gentilini Cappella Musicale di Santa Maria Maggiore Soprano Francesca Longa Mezzosoprano Hyun Jung Oh Tenori Paolo Borgonovo, Paolo Tormene Bassi Piermarco Viñas Mazzoleni, Filippo Quarti Coro Donizetti Opera Choirmaster Fabio Tartari Organ Marco Cortinovis In collaboration with Fondazione MIA Gaetano Donizetti "Amore e morte” dalle...